email@example.com from Los Angeles, CA , July 23, 1998 [1 out of 5 stars] Neither Happy, Nor Hacking. Somewhere in this collection of Windows 95 tricks and re-digesting of commonly available information regarding certain Internet protocols, there's a good hacker book waiting to come out. The problem is, between all the mis-information and grammatical errors (of which there's plenty), you get the feeling that "The Happy Hacker" isn't so much a guide to becoming a white hat hacker as it is somebody's way of making a quick buck off the hacker hysteria. Do yourself a favor: spend the money on any one of the books published by "O'Reilly and Associates" on things like security, running and using Linux, or various protocols and programs that make up the Internet. Or, spend the money renting WarGames. At least then you'll know how 70's hackers got free local phone calls from payphones.